Wonderlust at Belgrade Community Library

Wonderlust programs at the Belgrade Community Library are free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Belgrade Community Library and First Interstate Bank.

Location: 106 N. Broadway, Belgrade

Registration: Online or catalog registration form

TOPIC:  Redefining “History” for the 21st Century

Date: Thursday, April 5

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How “history” is perceived, defined, and used has changed over the centuries, sometimes radically. In this presentation, we will journey through history’s past, noting major shifts and the people and events that drove those shifts. Are we on the cusp of another major change? Humans are rapidly transforming the natural world in highly impactful ways. And those transformations are, in turn, transforming us – our bodies, our cultures, our institutions. Is the discipline of history expanding to include and better articulate this relatively new reality?

Presenter: Brett Walker

Walker BrettBrett Walker is Regents Professor of History at MSU, the youngest Regents Professor in the Montana University System. A Montana native, he was assistant professor of history at Yale University prior to returning to Montana in 1999. In 2013, Brett received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for his global research project The Slow Dying: Asbestos and the Unmaking of the Modern World. At MSU, he teaches environmental history, Japanese history and world history.

 

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MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust